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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

Monday, April 25, 2016

St. Croix Man Charged with Threatening Federal Employees

St. Croix, USVI – Stephen Williams, 47, made his initial appearance today before U.S.Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being arrested for threatening a federal employee, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Williams was arrested on April 25, 2016, by Special Agents from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General (VA OIG), and officers from the Virgin Islands Police Department. Judge Miller ordered the defendant placed in detention pending a hearing on April 26, 2016. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

According to documents filed with the court, on February 12, 2016, Williams threatened to shoot employees of the Veteran’s Affairs Community Based Out-Patient Clinic at Village Mall #113, Kingshill, St. Croix.

This case is being investigated by the VA OIG. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian Stringer.

Updated April 25, 2016